Teacher Licensure & Support Services

The College of Education is pleased to offer fingerprinting. The last day fingerprinting will be available for the fall 2020 semester is Wednesday, November 25th.  We will post on this website the date when we resume fingerprinting.

Please read the new procedures that will be in place. You may call now to make your appointments.

David Bell Director of Educator Licensure & Support Services

Teresa Auprey Administrative Specialist 

The mission of the Office of Teacher Education and Support Services is to provide accurate information, guidance, and support to educator preparation candidates as they matriculate through degreed programs that lead to Arkansas educator licensure.

The Office of Educator Licensure and Support Services provides a full range of services for students. The primary purpose is to assist students with requirements necessary to complete early field experiences, internships, and subsequently licensure. Responsiveness to students’ needs is a primary goal of this office. This office provides well-planned and organized procedures in the areas of requirements for early field experiences, entry into internship, professional licensure processing, and general information dissemination.

This office assists with teacher licensure by processing initial applications and add-ons, updating faculty licenses, verifying Arkansas licensure and program completion of persons applying for licensure in other states, and processing applications for and maintaining liaison with the Arkansas Department of Education. It provides Praxis information and transcript evaluations for individuals wishing to teach. Scholarship for education students is also available.

The Office of Educator Licensure and Support Services is located in Crabaugh 308. Please come visit us. This office provides assistance to Arkansas Tech students and alumni for all educator preparation programs.